Urban Planning

Tucson skyline Jan. 12, 2021

Research by Architecture Professor Courtney Crosson Shows that Neighborhood Farms Could be the Answer to Tucson's 'Food Deserts'

A study co-authored by Assistant Professor of Architecture Courtney Crosson makes a strong case that even in arid climates, urban farms can help neighborhoods get the nutritious food they need if the farms are irrigated in a sustainable way.

Statue of Liberty at sunset Jan. 8, 2021

America Adapts 2020 Climate Year in Review Podcast Features Planning and Sustainable Built Environments Professor Ladd Keith

Planning and Sustainable Built Environments Assistant Professor Ladd Keith was featured in a December 30, 2020 America Adapts podcast: "The 2020 Climate Year in Review."

Las Vegas Dec. 1, 2020

Planning Professor Ladd Keith on Heat as an Emerging Climate Risk for Urban, Low-Income Communities

CAPLA’s Ladd Keith was quoted extensively in a Climate XChange story on how, in Las Vegas, Nevada, hotter days will impact low-income, Black and Brown residents the most.

Nov. 16, 2020

Lecture Recap and Video: Missy Stults on Planning to Achieve Carbon Neutrality: A Story from Ann Arbor's Goal of Becoming Carbon Neutral by 2030

Sustainability and innovations manager Missy Stults works with all city operations, residents, businesses, the University of Michigan, nonprofits and others to make Ann Arbor one of the most sustainable and equitable cities in America. 

Bo Yang Nov. 13, 2020

Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning Professor Bo Yang Awarded Research Grant to Examine Spatial Patterns of Green Infrastructure

Awarded to Yang and three other researchers, the four-year grant by the National Natural Science Foundation of China explores green infrastructure interactions with microclimate and stormwater at the urban block level.

Nov. 6, 2020

Lecture Recap and Video: Kendra Hyson on Ensuring Equity and Building Community

In this keynote lecture for the CAPLA Futures Council, Kendra Hyson MLA '15 discusses her work as co-founder of The Urban Studio and the impact she has seen through engaging young people in communities of color in the Washington, D.C. area and beyond.

Oct. 27, 2020

Lecture Recap and Video: Tamika L. Butler on the Practice of Equitable Planning

Tamika L. Butler focuses on shining a light on inequality, inequity and social justice. In this CAPLA lecture, she challenges the audience of students, academics and urban planning professionals to consider the equitability and impact their planning decisions have on marginalized communities.

MS Urban Planning students Oct. 6, 2020

UArizona Urban Planning Graduate Student Project Helps City of Tucson Address Displacement Risk, Wins State Planning Award

Students from the CAPLA’s MS Urban Planning program have been recognized by the American Planning Association Arizona chapter for their work with the City of Tucson on planning and policy responses to displacement and gentrification.

Middle housing: rowhouses in Brooklyn, New York. Oct. 2, 2020

New Kid in Town: Missing Middle Housing

There’s a new urban development concept in town—it’s called missing middle housing. And Arthur C. Nelson, CAPLA professor of urban planning and real estate development, had a big part in making it happen, showcased in the new book Missing Middle Housing: Thinking Big and Building Small to Respond to Today's Housing Crisis.

Three visitors stand in the temporary Parking Day parklet on Tucson's Fourth Avenue Sept. 25, 2020

Park(ing) Day 2020: Physically Distanced but Socially Connected

Park(ing) Day 2020, an annual worldwide event that encourages landscape architects, community members and students to transform metered parking spaces into temporary parklets, brought together MLA and BLA student's for CAPLA's project on Tucson's 4th Avenue.

Sept. 25, 2020

Lecture Recap and Video: Brandon Herman on Lessons from a Career Rover

Brandon Herman '12 MS Planning '14 MLA is a certified professional planner and licensed landscape architect. He joined CAPLA for a virtual lecture titled "Changing Course: Lessons from a Career Rover," and spoke to& CAPLA students about alternative career paths that they may have not yet considered. 

Lena Porell Sept. 24, 2020

Job Searching in the COVID Era: Lena Porell '20 MS Urban Planning

Despite the challenges presented by job hunting during a global pandemic, Lena Porell '20 MS Urban Planning recently moved across the country to Providence, Rhode Island to start her career as a staff planner.

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